Tag Archives: Al Franken

Without Franken We Wouldn’t Have Obamacare

Al Franken was the decisive vote for Obamacare, and is responsible for the mess we are in.

With the recent news of insurance company PreferredOne leaving MNsure, 24,000 Minnesotans are left to find new health insurance on the glitch-ridden Obamacare exchange, further burdening Minnesotans.

When Al Franken ushered in Obamacare to Minnesota 140,000 Minnesotans lost their insurance and now thousands of Minnesotans will likely be faced with the unexpected costs that come with higher premiums.

If you want healthcare solutions that work, retire Al Franken this November!

Franken Opens His Mouth…..

And this falls out…

“Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever”

Chris Fields Statement On Franken’s Comment Calling Citizen United The “Worst” SCOTUS Ruling

The Hill: “Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever”

Minneapolis, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Deputy Chairman, Chris Fields today released the following statement in response to news reports that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said that Citizens United is the “worst” ever ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court. Franken’s comments were first reported in The Hill article titled “Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever”.

“For Senator Franken to say that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling is worse than infamous decisions such as Dred Scott v. Sandford or Plessy v. Ferguson is appalling. Citizens United does not say that African Americans are property instead of people, or institutionalize segregation as these horrendous Supreme Court decisions have. Regardless of your political persuasion, it’s impossible to argue that Citizens United comes even close to being among the worst decisions ever.”

The Hill: “Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever”. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) blasted the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, calling it the ‘worst’ ruling in the history of the court. ‘Citizens United was one of the worst decisions in the history of the Supreme Court,’ Franken said on the Senate floor Tuesday. ‘It was a disaster.’”
(Ramsey Cox, “Franken: Citizens United decision is ‘worst’ ever,” The Hill, September 9, 2014)

Sen. Franken’s Broken Promises To Minnesotans On Iraq

Sen. Franken’s Broken Promises To Minnesotans On Iraq
Senator Franken and President Obama are making the world less safe.

The Republican Party of Minnesota released a new web video today highlighting Democrat Sen. Al Franken’s broken promises on Iraq. The video shows Franken’s position in 2008 versus the reality on the ground in Iraq today.

President Obama and Senator Franken’s policies have failed. The result is a humanitarian crisis in Iraq, leaving the region unstable and the world less safe.

Watch The Video Here

 

 

 

Al Franken : FACT CHECK: Lies & The Lying Liars Who Tell Them

FACT CHECK: Lies & The Lying Liars Who Tell Them

Eagan, Minn. – Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is now running full-sprint from his record as the most loyal Democrat in the Senate, the Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate campaign said today. The Franken for Senate campaign is out with a new ad in which Franken claims to work well with Republicans in the Senate. Earlier this month, National Journal reported that Franken has broken with his party leadership only twice this year, making him the most loyal Democrat in the Senate. In January, Politico reported that Franken is the Senator least likely to reach across the aisle and co-sponsor bipartisan legislation.

“Al Franken, who votes with President Obama 97% of the time, is the most loyal, partisan Democrat in Washington. That is a fact,” said McFadden spokesman Tom Erickson. “For Senator Franken to make the audacious claim that he is bipartisan is a whopper of a lie. Franken broke from his party only twice in the past year and is the Senator least likely to reach across the aisle to work on bipartisan legislation. If Senator Franken is lying about his work with Republicans, it really makes you wonder what else he isn’t being honest about.”

FALSE FRANKEN CLAIM: ANNOUNCER: “Franken owes much of his success so far to his ability to forge alliances with Republican Senators.” (Source: Franken TV Ad, August 27, 2014)

THE FACTS: Franken Is Most Loyal, Most Partisan Democrat In The Senate:

REPORT: Sen. Franken Is The Most Loyal Democrat In The Senate, Breaking With His Party Just Twice In The Last Year. “Looking back to 2014, there’s a notable name on the other end of the Senate’s party unity scale. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is running for a second term after winning his first by just 312 votes in 2008. But Franken has only voted against his party twice out of 161 votes in 2013 and 2014, a 99 percent record that beats Elizabeth Warren’s.”   (Scott Bland, “Vulnerable Incumbents Were Most Likely to Stray From Party Line This Congress,” National Journal, August 19, 2014)

REPORT: Sen. Franken Is The Most Partisan Senator In Washington. “The most likely to co-sponsor a bipartisan bill in the House was Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), with 73.1 percent of the bills he co-sponsored introduced by a member of the other party. The least was Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), with 1.2 percent of the bills he co-sponsored authored by someone on the other side of the aisle. In the Senate, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) led the way, with 72.9 percent of her bills. Last among senators counted was Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), at 9.7 percent.”   (Tal Koplan, “Report: David Vitter, Alan Grayson introduce most bills,” Politico, January 9, 2014)

Star Tribune’s Doug Tice Likens Franken To A Mindless Chicken Pecking For Corn.“Franken has become a typical climber on Capitol Hill: He almost always votes in lockstep with the majority of his party, demonstrating all the independence of mind of a well-trained rooster pecking the proper button to obtain a kernel of corn.”  (Doug Tice, “Franken’s ‘rubber stamp’ ways are pretty normal,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 16, 2014)

WCCO-TV: It’s True That Franken Votes With Obama 97% Of The Time. “The ad, with a humorous tone, ties Franken to Obama with a very Minnesotan insult: a Franken look-alike struggling to back his boat into the water. ‘Al Franken keeps missing the mark. Badly,’ the ad says. ‘Franken has a 97 percent voting record with President Obama.’ McFadden’s claim is true. In every year since 2008, Franken overwhelmingly voted with the Democrats and President Obama.”  (Pat Kessler, “Reality Check: Ad Slams Franken’s Record Voting In Line With Obama,” WCCO-TV, August 25, 2014)

Frank(en)ly Hypocritical…

Frank(en)ly Hypocritical
Democrat Attacks GOPers Who Supported President Bush, Won’t Comment On Voting With Obama 97% Of The Time

Minneapolis, Minn. – Using Sen. Franken’s own words against him, the Republican Party of Minnesota today released a new video that juxtaposes the Al Franken of 2008 with the Al Franken of 2014. At 2008’s Farmfest, Franken relentlessly attacked his opponent for voting with President Bush, but at Farmfest last week, Sen. Franken refused to discuss his own record of supporting President 97% of the time.

“Why is it that Al Franken refuses to be honest about voting with President Obama 97% of the time?” asked MNGOP Chairman Keith Downey. “In 2008, Minnesotans couldn’t turn on the TV without listening to Franken rail against his opponent for voting with an unpopular President, but now that he’s voted with Obama 97% of the time, Franken refuses to talk about his unwavering support for the now-unpopular President.  If there is one thing voters reject, it’s hypocrisy, maybe it’s time he gets a taste of his own medicine.”

Background

Franken: “A satirist sees the hypocrisies and absurdities in the world and cuts through the baloney.”
(Newsweek, September 17, 2007